Archive - Feb 4, 2019

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Higher Lifetime Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among African Americans May Be Associated with Income and Education Disparities

Study Highlights:

  • African Americans have a much higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death than whites, especially among women. The lifetime risk was double overall and three times higher in African American women compared to white women.
  • Disparities in income and education, as well as hypertension, diabetes, and other risk factors, accounted for much of the difference in risk.

DALLAS, TX--African Americans – especially African American women – have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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